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african president nelson mandela. jonathan hunt takes a look back at this extraordinary life. >> reporter: when nelson mandela walked free from prison on february 11, 1990, he knew, as did the rest of the world, that white domination in south africa was about to end. he had fought apartheid since 1948, campaigning peacefully at first, then advocating and taking part in violent resistance. in 1964, he was sentenced to life with hard labor and sent to the notorious robin island prison. world wide protests against the apartheid regime quickly gathered pace. ♪ ♪ and nelson mandela became the most famous political prisoner on the planet. within months of his 1990 release, he was holding peace talks with south africa's then president and in april 1994, with apartheid abolished, nelson mandela became president himself after south africa's first all race elections. >> i have fought a very firmly. i have fought very firmly against this. i cherish the idea for south africa where all south africans are equal. >> reporter: nelson mandela served just one five-year term, but remained perhaps the mo
it. >> your book is called "heart." you wrote it with dr. jonathan reiner. mr. vice president, thank you very much. >> thank you. enjoy the show. >> and merry christmas. we might not see you between now and the ends of the month. >> take care. >>> let's go over to heather nauert. >> good morning. enjoy all that snow in wyoming back home. got some headlines now to bring you. let's take a live look. andrews air force base, president obama and the first lady -- we just saw this moments ago, they just took off on air force one. they're on their way to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela. tomorrow's national memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all the living american presidents. president george w. bush and laura bush, also on that plane. and secretary clinton on the plane. president clinton and jimmy carter traveling separately. president george h.w. bush is the only living president not to attend. the 89-year-old is no longer able to travel such long distances. >>> iraq war veteran brutally gunned down while christmas shopping for his parents. 32-year-old n
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